3D Medical Animation in Autodesk Maya

Lucas Ridley, Instructor and Animator

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55 Lessons (8h 40m)
    • 1. Course Introduction

      1:40
    • 2. Maya Introduction

      6:08
    • 3. Cell Division 1/7 - Particle Creation

      6:02
    • 4. Cell Division 2/7 - Mesh Creation

      3:29
    • 5. Cell Division 3/7 - Animation Expressions

      8:55
    • 6. Cell Division 4/7 - Animating Cell Division

      14:37
    • 7. Cell Division 5/7 - Cell Materials

      17:42
    • 8. Cell Division 6/7 - Rendering

      8:55
    • 9. Cell Division7/7 - Background & AE Compositing

      13:18
    • 10. Chromosome 1/6 - Intro

      2:28
    • 11. Chromosome 2/6 - Modeling A Chromatid

      14:14
    • 12. Chromosome 3/6 - Make Tons Of Chromosomes

      9:56
    • 13. Chromosome 4/6 - Create Chromosome Material

      14:52
    • 14. Chromosome 5/6 - Lighting And Rendering

      7:55
    • 15. Chromosome 6/6 - After Effects Composite

      10:53
    • 16. DNA - Intro To DNA Series

      1:03
    • 17. DNA - Beginner DNA

      10:59
    • 18. DNA 1/14 - Intro To Advanced DNA

      6:52
    • 19. DNA 2/14 - Creating First DNA Strands

      10:18
    • 20. DNA 3/14 - Creating Second DNA Strands

      6:43
    • 21. DNA 4/14 - Major And Minor Grooves

      11:46
    • 22. DNA 5/14 - Create Base Pair Attachment Points

      10:58
    • 23. DNA 6/14 - Create Joints And Parent

      10:36
    • 24. DNA 7/14 - Aim Joints

      8:40
    • 25. DNA 8/14 - MASH The Strands

      18:02
    • 26. DNA 9/14 - MASH Base Pairs

      7:22
    • 27. DNA 10/14 - Randomizing Base Pairs

      5:11
    • 28. DNA 11/14 - Animating DNA

      19:22
    • 29. DNA 12/14 - Lighting And Rendering

      14:45
    • 30. DNA 13/14 - Compositing In AE

      12:01
    • 31. DNA 14/14 - Depth Pass In AE

      4:35
    • 32. Blood Flow Overview

      1:46
    • 33. BF 1/16 - Modeling Red Blood Cell

      3:53
    • 34. BF 2/16 - Creating A Particle System

      6:17
    • 35. BF 3/16 - Creating The Vein Field

      11:40
    • 36. BF 4/16 - Adjusting The Vein Field

      12:06
    • 37. BF 5/16 - Animate Heart Pump

      10:36
    • 38. BF 6/16 - Fix Particle Rotations And Collisions

      3:42
    • 39. BF 7/16 - White Blood Cells And Expressions

      11:41
    • 40. BF 8/16 - Red Blood Cell Material

      15:02
    • 41. BF 9/16 - Create The Vein

      4:47
    • 42. BF 10/16 - Vein Material

      12:07
    • 43. BF 11/16 - Create Cache

      2:16
    • 44. BF 12/16 - Lighting Preview Renders

      15:02
    • 45. BF 13/16 - Animate Camera

      22:09
    • 46. BF 14/16 - Render Settings

      10:03
    • 47. BF 15/16 - AE Compositing

      6:38
    • 48. BF 16/16 - Vein Animated Texture

      10:43
    • 49. Heart 1/7 - Preparing The Scene

      5:37
    • 50. Heart 2/7 - Creating An Animated Opening

      6:45
    • 51. Heart 3/7 - Particle Stream Into Heart

      2:58
    • 52. Heart 4/7 - Filling The Heart

      12:24
    • 53. Heart 5/7 - Pumping The Heart

      16:54
    • 54. Heart 6/7 - Lighting And Rendering

      10:12
    • 55. Heart 7/7 - AE Composite Heart Pump

      4:00

Project Description

Choose one of the four categories to create your 3D animation:

  • Cell Division
  • Chromosomes
  • DNA
  • Blood flow

Each one has it's challenges. If it's your first time working in 3D I would watch the Intro to Maya lesson and then skip to the beginner DNA lesson and then the Chromosomes. If you want more of a challenge, start with Cell Division and the next hardest would be the the advanced DNA lessons and finally the Blood flow series.

I've included the downloadable files so you can see at the top of the screen what file I'm working with and open that one after you download the .zip file for each category.

Happy animating!

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